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Desert Milkwood, Rush Milkweed, Ajamete at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Desert Milkweed, Rush Milkweed, Ajamete

Asclepias subulata

Family

Asclepiadaceae, Milkweed Family

Form

Sub-shrub

Range

Southeastern California, southern Nevada, western Arizona, and northern Baja California and Sonora, Mexico

Habitat

Mainly desert washes, also rocky slopes and plains

Living Desert Location

MacDonald Butterfly Garden, Upper Colorado Garden

Factoid

The oddly shaped pale yellow flowers provide generous amounts of nectar.

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